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APC - Back-UPS Pro 1100VA Battery Back-Up System - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great UPS for small to mid size needs

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    Bill
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    I have purchased a number of these units and am extremely satisfied with them. They are easy to set up - just plug in the unit and plug in the devices you want to have surge protected or surge protected and battery backed up. There are also 2 USB ports on the front to charge cell phones, etc. or to allow you to monitor operation/events from a computer using supplied software (I have never used this function so I can't comment on that). Protected devices will receive clean, 120 VAC power during wall power surges or brown-outs. This helps reduce power surge damage to sensitive devices and help keep computers from rebooting due to a temporary outage or brown-out. You should ensure that the total wattage needs for your devices don't exceed the rating of the unit but for most audio/video or computer systems this should not be a problem. If you do exceed the wattage (which I have done on one A/V + computer system) you should buy a 2nd unit and split (balance!) the load across 2 units. The units provide some outlets for surge only and others for battery backup + surge. Put critical items (e.g. computers, etc.) on the batter backup outlets. Battery backup duration will vary depending on the total load your devices draw. Information about your loads, battery life, etc. is available from the front panel display (cycle through displays via push button). An audible alarm can be turned on/off to alert you when a brownout or power outage event occurs. The display goes to sleep unless an event occurs. The unit also provides error diagnostic codes to help you determine fault conditions. One item of note: The battery in these units do not last forever. 2-3 years is not an uncommon battery life expectation, after which you will need to replace the battery (or entire unit). Additionally, excessive surges (e.g. close lightning strikes, etc.) can damage or degrade the surge protection circuitry. In general, though replacing a battery is easy and cheaper than buying a new unit, I typically replace units when the battery dies as you're never sure if the surge protection circuitry has been damaged/degraded.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    APC Typically is my go to UPS

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    Mark
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    I work in IT and we typically use APC UPS backups. I have an older startups 1100, but needed a second unit. I like the display showing the load, battery runtime, input/charging, etc. It has outlets for surge protection only as well. You can install the software for your computer that will auto shut it down. It has some outlets for larger power supplies, so that you don’t burn up two for one. The telecom provider we have service with uses a well known brand (not sure if I can post the brand here), that we’ve had issues with. If the battery starts to fail, it will cause the power to flicker. This is even if your facility power never flickers. I know the power never flickered because the UPS was in our data center which all the outlets are backed by our large UPS. To my knowledge this has never happened with our APC units. You can buy less expensive units, but I like the size and again the ability to see the stats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Trust me you need one more than you think

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    PCMR
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    So long story short my server kept getting yanked off the mains when I didn't want it to. Had to rebuild my windows home server image (which was a massive pain, I'm a busy guy after all) bought this--zero issues since. don't be like me and wait until the fix eats hours of your time just get a UPS now. as for this model in particular battery capacity is adequate and the software it comes with is oddly alluring, no I'm serious I spent way longer than I'd like to admit just starring at the power statistics, real time power usage, and estimated battery life based on current load.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as Intended

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    zoom88jr
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    Purchased this as a replacement for an older unit that was smaller and the battery finally quit. Since I needed an immediate replacement, it was this one or a smaller unit. I chose this one and am happy with it thus far. It has enough places for connect our computers, wireless router and cordless phone. We've had one extended power outage and the unit kicked in immediately and provided uninterrupted access to my laptop. We have random power surges and this is when i'm glad to have my laptops on the power surge and battery back-up connection. This unit should last me a good while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected!

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    P51DMustanG
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    The power goes off in my home very often. usually the power stay off and on for less than 10 to 20 minuets for 3 to 5 times a day. I finally decided to buy 3x1500VA & 1x1100VA battery systems after I lost couple of routers few weeks ago. During recent storms the power went out as usual but my 82" tv, desktop and other sensitive electronics was on until the power back on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Typical APC quality and ease of installation

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    RacerX
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    This is an upgrade from my old APC UPS. The APC PRO 1500NET I replaced was a serial interface and when the batteries failed the cost of replacing the batteries vs a complete new USB unit was only a $50.00 difference. Easy setup. The battery showed up with almost a full charge on it. It was pretty much just plug it into the outlet and plug in my computer, monitor. Very easy display to read. Only disappointment was that there was no PowerChute software included but it was easy to down load

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good and reliable

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    RMSVideo
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    I have been using APC Backup UPS units for many years and haven't had any issues with a total of four UPS Backup units purchased durring the last 14 years. This unit has the EMI and RFI noise filtering technology and it works!! When I run the washing machine, a light not plugged into the UPS unit pulsates and drives me nuts. When I plug the light into the unit, it no longer pulsates :) This just proves that the EMI and RFI noise filtering really works. Plus the LED screen monitoring of events and watt usage is real handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good drop in replacement for an older APC

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    tbird800
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    When an older APC unit started beeping due to a failed battery, it was time to get a replacement. I looked at some of the cheaper APC units and they apparently don't have replaceable batteries anymore. This unit fit the bill and seems to work well so far. The reason why I required a replaceable battery is I have since repaired the other unit with new batteries and put it right back in service. No reason to throw out perfectly working devices if they can be repaired.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    quality UPS

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    DHCrocks
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    APC makes great UPS's and this is no exception. The new design of the cases looks a lot nicer and the display has a lot of information for you geeks out there. The front USB charger (type A and C) is very handy and has a 3A output so it will charge just about anything. It has 6 UPS outlets and 4 surge so I can plug in my PC, 3 monitors, printer and speakers all into the backup outlets so I get full blackout protection on my whole system and the 1100VA is enough to run it all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If 1500VA is too much...

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    Ian9
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    Get the higher capacity 1500VA if you can afford it, otherwise the 1100VA should be adequate for a single computer to last 20 minutes (depending on your PC's wattage requirements) UPS batteries typically last a couple years so be prepared to replace if you don't get a lot of time out of the battery when the power goes out. I deployed a few dozen of these around my office complex, helpful when the power flickers and everything stays running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Value

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    prof2000
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    I have wanted this unit for some time, and was finally able to get it at an excellent price during the Black Friday sale. It provides excellent backup for my new PC and new monitor, and their external drives. My equipment has relatively low power draw, and I get almost an hour of run time when losing power, which is more than sufficient to backup crucial files, and power everything down safely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for protecting my tech

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    LoveTheSwitch
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    Every time we have an electrical storm in Houston, I get nervous for my tech. I got two of these to plug in my gear in my home office and in my computer engineer wife’s office. They work great and have had no problems. My only recommendation to someone looking into buying one of these is find out how much power you need. This has plenty of power for us, but some may find it isn’t enough. Very good buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for home office

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    bostonpc

    I bought this item to replace the 1300va model, which was too loud for my needs. This one is not only silent under all loads, but also features front usb and usb c ports for phone charging (all on battery), which is a great feature. I am able to run my gaming pc, and 2 lcd monitors on this easily without overloading. It works seamlessly with APC's powerchute program (needs updating), and is a relatively small form factor, compared to a lot of other comparable ups models.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price for a reliable APC UPS

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    Streetcar
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    I have been looking to replace my APC UPS because the battery is dead and unit was 7 years old. I called APC and they offered a replacement at a discount. I preferred to buy local so I have been watching Best Buy emails for a deal and this came up on deal of the day for $99. Fantastic price. These units are reliable and I like that it has all the outlets and has the visible indicators on the front.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Battery Backup

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    Sabretooth78
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    I've had this for about 5 months now to provide battery backup for a gaming PC. Due to demand, it generally reports only 15-20 minutes of power available, but that is more than enough to allow you wait out a short outage or at least exit whatever you're playing and shut the computer down gracefully. It has saved me on a couple occasions where the electricity cut out for a couple seconds at a time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful backup

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    D355
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    I purchased the apc back ups pro battery backup for my wife whom works from home.After having our power go out due to a lightning strike a few months ago and subsequently losing our Wi-Fi router in the process.I decided she needed a powerful backup/surge protection.Haven't had an incident since I bought the apc 2 months ago but feel secure in knowing that it will do it's job...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Provides status at a glance.

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    ViperVMV
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    The display is easy to read and navigate through the various status screens. What I like best is that after a few minutes the screen goes to sleep with just the green power button lit. When the power goes out the screen comes alive and immediately informs you of how much time is remaining before all battery power is exhausted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Xafro
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    I decided to upgrade my older unit instead of getting a new battery and really like this one a lot. Much quieter and better ease of use. I notice a massive increase in longevity with all my equipment when using a Battery backup in my apartment complex. This one is noticeably better quality then similar class 5 years ago. The company has been making great advancements in design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm set for the next decade

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    TechGuy57
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    I own several APC UPS units, use them on my entertainment center as well as my home office equipment and they're the most reliable I've found. When I priced a battery replacement for a unit I've had for almost a decade I found it was more cost effective to buy a new unit. This is sleek and compact compared to the old unit I replaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    Frank34
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    We have frequent power surges and unfortunately it has ruined some electronics. We bought this and it definitely does what it is supposed to. I like that it tells you if the power went out. It's very heavy and sturdy. Our last one lasted us about 7 years so hopefully this will go for a long time too. Easy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend